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Details for Benchmark: ME2936

N 41° 33.398 W 087° 43.281 (NAD 83)

Altitude: 0

Coordinates may not be exact. Altitude is UNKNOWN and location is ADJUSTED. (more info)

Location:
In COOK county, IL View Original Datasheet
Designation:
HOMEWOOD ST JOHNS EV LUTH CH
Marker Type:
church spire
Setting:
setting not listed - see description
Stability:

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My favorite [red]bird[/red] and I flew south for the day and had a blast engaging in all of our favorite things - benchmarks being one of them! We drove all the way up to this one which meant [red]Tina[/red] busted a quick U-turn so we could move on to the next. This spire is in fine shape and marks benchmark #4 of 7 for the day.

Ike had the perfect day planned for us over a week ago but I got sick. Today we got to see this plan come to life after the Belly Lauging Day event with a couple good caches, 7 benchmarks, 30+ trackables, the standard shenanigans, steak and shniz 5 ways, and a trip down memory lane. Isn't she the best, oh and [b][red]TanksFTBM

Found with Razor1965

Saw this one while Geocaching

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photo2014-11-15 10.24.57

Observed while Geocaching in the area.
Old Professor - Tipton, Mo

Sad to say I was here for a funeral of a friend. A great man that loved this church and helped with maintaining it whenever he had time.

Found in good condition.

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One of my favorite churches in the area. Drive by this almost every day.

This is cool to see that this one is a benchmark! We drive past this all the time, plus our friends got married here in 2004! It really is a beautiful church, inside and out.

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photoThe Church

I grew up in "the hills" so I saw this all the time. The CCH police had their picnic behind the church one time. There's an old cemetary behind it. My mom says there are civil war vets buried there.

Drove by it today after finding the nearby "Fire Hydrant" cache. Sorry, I didn't take a pic, but it's a nice ol' church.

This is a beatiful church, one of the oldest buildings in the area, which used to be called Coopers Grove.

N 41° 33.405 W 087° 43.276

The GPS coordinates (NAD83) were taken directly in front of and between the entrance doors with a Magellan GPS-315. The landmark is 708 ft above mean sea level with an estimated position error of +/-13 feet.

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photoME2936
St Johns Lutheran Church Spire

Documented History (by the NGS)

01/01/1959 by CGS (FIRST OBSERVED)
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1959 (RWE) THE STATION IS LOCATED ABOUT 2 MILES WEST OF HOMEWOOD, 0.6 MILE EAST OF STATE HIGHWAY 50 AND IS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF 183RD STREET. THE STATION IS A GRAY SPIRE LOCATED ON THE NORTH END OF A LARGE GRAY STONE CHURCH. THE POINT INTERSECTED WAS THE CROSS ON TOP OF SPIRE. TO REACH THE STATION FROM THE JUNCTION OF STATE HIGHWAY 50 AND 183RD STREET, GO EAST ON 183 RD STREET FOR 0.6 MILE TO THE STATION ON RIGHT AS DESCRIBED.
01/01/1989 by USPSQD (GOOD)
RECOVERY NOTE BY US POWER SQUADRON 1989 (IB) RECOVERED IN GOOD CONDITION.

Control Text

  • The horizontal coordinates were established by classical geodetic methods and adjusted by the National Geodetic Survey in October 1999.
  • The Laplace correction was computed from DEFLEC99 derived deflections.
  • The geoid height was determined by GEOID99.

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